Armadillo Tea Canopy | By Ron Arad
Imagine going through the woods and stumbling upon a magnificent shelter like the Armadillo Tea Canopy. It was designed by architect and designer Ron Arad to serve as an outdoor or indoor enclosure. It can be a great addition to a garden, large open space or simply a way to take camping to the next level.
Armadillo Tea Canopy is made from 5 moulded shells, all modular. This allows different arrangements between the shells, but also for it to be expanded. You can take some parts out, or rearrange it in a way you like. The shells are fixed together using exposed fixings and stiffening brackets, all of them made from hand-patinated brass and bronze.
Besides the additional anchoring for outdoors, Armadillo Tea Canopy is designed to be a free-standing structure. It’s around 20 square meters and both the front and back sides are open. Depending on the location, it comes with different finishes- from oiled plywood to PVDF-coated timber that would protect it in case the structure is meant to be placed outdoors.
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